People outside of New York can now have themselves a Comedy Cellar experience. Yesterday the Cellar announced their long-rumored, oft-mentioned Las Vegas location. The iconic NYC club will have a room up and running at the Rio in Las Vegas and we even have an opening date, April 5th.
Las Vegas is the next in line of a booming stand-up comedy club that in the last few years has outgrown its one small room in the village, to now include programming at its larger space in the Village Underground around the corner from the original location, and even another room in the back of the Fat Black Pussycat next to the Village Underground. That’s 3 rooms running multiple shows nightly every day, all on the same city block (a block of clubs you see Pete Holmes run between on this past week’s episode of Crashing). Tickets for the opening weekend of shows starts tomorrow (February 22nd) at 1pm.
If you’ve been a listener to Robert Kelly’s YKWD Podcast you might’ve heard discussion of what the Vegas version of the club might have planned for programming. With it being mentioned that they might keep showcase-style shows and fly out a group of Cellar-approved comedians to perform weekends instead of a headliner show. Giving people as authentic an experience they can outside of MacDougal Street.